|From Twitchy, Via @j_heals|
Via CBS News:
Nine days before Election Day, Hurricane Sandy is barreling toward the east coast and causing the presidential campaigns to alter their schedules. Over the weekend, the Romney campaign cancelled campaign events in Virginia and instead moved their candidate to events in Ohio. However, they are still mobilizing volunteers in the Old Dominion State. Today at their Arlington headquarters, they are loading storm necessities onto their campaign bus. They plan to distribute water and other kinds of emergency storm relief supplies throughout the state over the next few days at local relief centers.
"Governor Romney's concern is the safety and well being of those in the path of this storm, not political considerations," Romney spokeswoman Sarah Pompei wrote in an email.
The campaign is taking similar precautions in New Hampshire, where Ann Romney was supposed to be on Monday. They have cancelled that visit and are instead using another campaign bus to help with relief there.
The Obama campaign has also cancelled events as Sandy approaches. President Obama was briefed by FEMA in Washington, D.C., today and labeled it a "serious and big storm."
Romney campaign offices and Republican Victory offices around Virginia are collecting donations of bottled water and non-perishable food items to be distributed to local relief centers.
Romney's website provides the locations of their Virginia offices with phone numbers so those wishing to donate supplies to be delivered can call and locate an office accepting them.
Having lived through Hurricane Andrew back in Florida in 92 and loading up my vehicle with supplies to bring to my brother who lost his home and friends that found themselves without necessities, I can tell you from experience that storm victims appreciate any and all supplies they receive from those willing to donate and transport those supplies.
Kudos to Romney for donating the use of his campaign bus and collecting supplies at his campaign offices, for such a worthy cause.